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The Last Lecture

by Jeffrey Zaslow
Randy Pausch

eBook

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
—Randy Pausch

A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?

When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave—"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"—wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.

In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.


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Publisher: Hachette Books

Kindle Book

  • ISBN: 9780316407861
  • Release date: April 10, 2008

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780316407861
  • Release date: April 8, 2008

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780316407861
  • File size: 1798 KB
  • Release date: April 8, 2008

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9781401395513
  • File size: 4985 KB
  • Release date: April 10, 2008


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ATOS Level:6.3
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:5

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
—Randy Pausch

A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?

When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave—"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"—wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.

In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Hachette Books

    Kindle Book
    ISBN: 9780316407861
    Release date: April 10, 2008

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780316407861
    Release date: April 8, 2008

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780316407861
    File size: 1798 KB
    Release date: April 8, 2008

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781401395513
    File size: 4985 KB
    Release date: April 10, 2008

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 6.3
    Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
    Text Difficulty: 5
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